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Photo Mechanic 6, Build 3291
« on: June 17, 2019, 06:43:11 PM »
Hello everyone,

We are pleased to announce the fourth update to Photo Mechanic 6 for macOS and Windows.  This new build of Photo Mechanic 6 addresses a number of issues present in the previous build.



On macOS, Photo Mechanic 6 requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher  If you are using a Mac with macOS 10.9.x or older, you will need to upgrade to macOS 10.10 or higher to use Photo Mechanic 6.

On Windows, Photo Mechanic 6, requires a 64-bit edition of Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.  If you are using Windows Vista, XP, NT, 2000, ME, 98 or 95, you will need to upgrade to Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 in order to use Photo Mechanic 6.

Version 6.0 Build 3291

• Fixed: Folder arrows missing in Navigator when a folder contains a large number of sub-folders.
• Fixed: Preview Window automatically closes after saving an image.
• Fixed: Unable to erase camera card on completion of Ingest when the card is a CFast card.
• Restored ‘F5’ Refresh option in Navigator.
• Navigator now shows Unmount/Eject options for all volumes on its contextual menu.  If the operation cannot be performed, the items will be disabled.
• Fixed: crash that could occur if a top-level Contact Sheet window is closed before the Favorites or Navigator finished getting their folders loaded.
• Made various performance improvements for drawing thumbnails and previews (for instance: thumbnail frames are now rectangular instead of rounded rectangles.)

• Fixed: Favorites not displaying on startup
• Fixed: Installer improperly handling customized GStreamer path settings.
• Fixed: Issue loading arrangement file.
• Fixed: Issue where PM wouldn’t accept a .XMP or .IPT file (saved Metadata (IPTC) Template file) when dropped on the application.  PM would open the folder containing the file as a contact sheet and then select the dropped file.
• Fixed: various issues with Undo/Redo in autocomplete/spell-checking text fields.
• Fixed: crash that would occur in Favorites or Navigator when background loading folder information.
• Turned off Windows 7 TaskBar interaction.  It wasn’t popular and was responsible for frequent crashes for some users.

• New Feature: Added support for uploading to SlickPic.
• New Feature: Allow use of image filenames as page names in Photo Mechanic Classic X Templates.
• Fixed: Slide show stalls related to improper handling of rendering certain font sizes.
• Fixed: Slide show random black screen when starting slide show.
• Fixed: issues with uploading files with names containing UTF-8 characters.
• Fixed: issues with rendering various PNG file formats. (palette, grayscale, interlaced, etc.)
• Fixed: PhotoShelter uploader not showing Collections or Galleries when client has ‘Contributor’ access.
• Fixed: IPTC Preferences not properly resetting defaults for ‘Write IPTC as Unicode’ settings.
• Restored Find/Replace functionality that existed in Photo Mechanic 5 product.
• Performance of Find in filenames is improved.
• Fixed: Fuji X-H1 focus mode setting is read incorrectly.
• Fixed: Metadata (IPTC) Template will no longer accept fields that are set to append that contain their own variable.  This would result in crashes when applied.
• .ON1 files can now be associated with any image file type.
• Updates to back end to improve performance and reliability.